Calendar of Events


 If you have an event you would like to see listed in the Calendar of Events, please email your request to or mail your submission to Show Me The Ozarks, 18724 Hwy 59, Neosho, MO 64850. Events are printed on a space available basis and must be received by the 5th of the month prior to the month of the schedule event. 




Support Your Local Farmer’s Market!


Grove, OK: Fridays 4-8 pm and Saturdays 9 am-2 pm, downtown.


Pittsburg, KS: 8 am-12 pm Saturdays, 11th and Broadway streets, downtown Pittsburg. 620.231.8310.


Carthage, MO: Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7 am until the farmers sell out of product. North side of the historic Carthage square.


Lamar, MO: 1-6 pm Wednesdays, 8:30 am-1 pm Saturdays, Moore Pavilion, 10th & Poplar. 417.682.3579.


Joplin, MO: Every Saturday, 10:30 am-12:30 pm, Empire Market, 931 E. 4th Street.


Every Wednesday: Freeman Farmers Market, 4-7:30 pm, Freeman West Main Entrance, 417.347.5646.


Monett, MO: Starting May 16, 8 am-12 pm Saturdays; Tuesdays TBD. South Park by the YMCA parking lot. 


Neosho, MO: 9 am-12 pm Saturdays, directly across from the library.


Webb City, MO: Tuesdays 4-7 pm, Thursdays 11 am-2 pm and Saturdays 9 am-12 pm. Pavilion at the Main Street entrance to King Jack Park.


Arcadia, KS


June 3, 10, 17 & 24: Thursday Night Fishing Jackpot Tournament, 6 pm, Bone Creek Lake Reservoir, East Dock, 499 E. Baker St.


June 6: Kayak Fishing Team Tournament, Bone Creek Lake Reservoir, 499 E. Baker St.


Frontenac, KS


June 3-5: Frontenac Mining Days, downtown Frontenac.


Girard, KS


June 4: First Friday on the Square, 5-9 pm, downtown Girard.


Pittsburg, KS


Tuesdays: Trivia Night at The Jolly Fox Brewery, 6:30 pm, 301 S. Broadway St.


Wednesdays: Trivia Night at Drop the H Brewing Company, 7 pm, 107 E. Rose St.


Wednesdays: Wednesday Night Country Dance Lessons, 7-9 pm, Dirty Mule Restaurant & Bar, 134 S. US-69.


June 1 & 2: National Club Baseball World Series (NCBA), Gene Bicknell Sports Complex, 2009 S. Rouse St.


June 5: Cruisin’ with Rollin’ Nostalgia, 6 pm. Meet at Big Lots at north end of Pittsburg.


June 11-13: Jock’s Nitch Softball Classic, Don Gutteridge Sports Complex, 702 Memorial Dr.


June 11-12: Biz Expo, 10 am-7 pm; June 12, 10 am-3 pm, Meadowbrook Mall, 202 Centennial Dr.


June 11: Erica McKenzie, 9 pm, Kansas Crossing Casino, 1275 S. US-69.


June 12: Erin Fitzgibbon, 9 pm, Kansas Crossing Casino, 1275 S. US-69.


June 18: Tim Nowell, 9 pm, Kansas Crossing Casino, 1275 S. US-69.


June 25: Jerry Pringle, 9 pm, Kansas Crossing Casino, 1275 S. US-69.


June 26: Uncaged: The Untold Stories from the Cast of Tiger King, 6-8:30 pm, Kansas Crossing Casino, 1275 S. US-69.


June 26: Drag the Gut, 7 pm. Begins at Applebee’s in north Pittsburg.


ArtForms Gallery Workshops, 620 N. Broadway, Pittsburg, KS. 620.240.0165


Tuesdays: Art Exploration, 1-3 pm. Free. Feel free to bring something you are working on. We will have opportunities to participate in community activities and charities at times.


June 1-4: 5th Annual Young Artists’ Camp 2021. This year’s activities feature ‘Art to Wear.’ Ages: 6-9 years old, 9–10 am; ages: 10-12 years old, 11 am–12:30 pm; ages: 13-17 years old, 1:30–3 pm. Workshop fee: $50 per student, payable at time of registration. Class size: 10 max. Questions? Contact


June 5: Fused Glass Votive Cups, 1-4 pm. Create an adorable votive cup by arranging cut pieces of glass on a 6” clear glass base. No experience required. All supplies, tools and instructions included in workshop fee. Please wear close-toed shoes when working with glass. A mask is required while in the gallery. Protective eyewear is available if you do not wear glasses or you can bring your own. Ages 14 and older. Class is limited to 10 people. $30; payable at time of registration.


June 8: Brave Mee and the Forest of Tangled Lies, 1-2;30 pm. Author Laura Wright will read one of her books then conduct a book signing, which are available for purchase at the gallery. She will discuss her path of self-publishing and will answer questions about the writing and publishing processes and her books.


June 12: Pour Painting, 2-4 pm. Let’s have a blast flipping and flopping paint on the canvas. All materials supplied. $40, payable at registration. Ages: 10 years and older, maximum 10 people.


June 13: Stenciled Ceramic Trays. You will work with a slab of clay and underglazes along with your choice of a stencil. All supplies included. Masks are required in the gallery. Ages: 12 and up. Parental supervision for those 12-14. Class size: 8. Workshop fee: $45, payable at time of registration.


June 26: Coil Basketry Basics, 1-4 pm. The basic principle of coil basketry is that one long fiber is wrapped around other fibers and stitched in place to create coils. All materials provided. Ages 16 and older. Class size: 8 participants. $35, payable at time of registration.


June 27: Batik canvas bags, 2-4 pm. Two sizes of bags will be decorated in a Zimbabwe-style batik. Some acrylics and other supplies available to create your personalized bags. Masks are required in the gallery. Ages 12 and up. Parental supervision required for those 12-14. Limited to 10 people. $45, payable at time of registration.


Carl Junction Community Center: 303 N. Main St., 417.649.7237


Pickleball: $5. Sunday 1-6 pm, Monday 6-10 pm, Tuesday 1-3 pm, Wednesday 6-10 pm, Thursday 1-3 pm, Friday 6-10 pm. Yoga: $5. Tuesday 6-7 pm & Thursday 5-6 pm.


Carl Junction Senior Center 417.649.6437


Mondays: 9 am-12 pm, coffee clutch.
Tuesdays: 11:30 am-12:30 pm, lunch served. Call Center to reserve.
Wednesdays: 9-10 am, exercise.
Thursdays: 11:30 am-12:30 pm, lunch served. Call Center to reserve.
Fridays: 10-11 am, bingo.


June 8: Second Tuesday on Main, 5:30-8:30 pm, Main Street. Enjoy music, food trucks and lots of fun games! Contact 417.649.8843.


Carthage, MO


June 5: All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast, 9-11 am, Carthage Shrine Club. Public welcome. $7 per person. Call 417.317.0609.


Diamond, MO – George Washington Carver National Monument Visitor Center Free Programs. Two miles west of Diamond on Highway V, then 1/4 mile south on Carver Road. Visitor center and park grounds open daily 9 am-5 pm. Call 417.325.4151 or visit *Programs will be presented outside on the park grounds.


June 5 & 6: National Trails Day, 8 am-2 pm. National Trails Day is the country’s largest celebration of trails. Visitors will learn about NPS trails, hiking safety, nutrition and well-being. 


June 12 & 13: Agricultural School on Wheels (outdoor program), 1 pm. In the early 1900s, rural farmers in southern Alabama had a hard time keeping up until the opportunity to learn about different farming techniques until the Agricultural School on Wheels came to town. Learn more about this innovative solution for farm outreach education that George Washington Carver helped design.


June 20: Juneteenth Program (outdoor program), 1 pm. Join a park ranger for an informative program on what is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Find out about National Park sites with African American themes. 


June 26 & 27: Epitaphs & Engravings (outdoor program), 1 pm. Investigate the symbols and engravings found on headstones in the Carver family cemetery. Discover the meaning behind these symbols and how they reflect the lives of the early settlers who are buried here. 


Joplin, MO


Saturdays: Joplin Empire Market, 10 am-2 pm, Joplin Empire Market, 931 E. 4th St. The Joplin Empire Market is the place to find the best in locally grown produce, gourmet foodstuffs and handmade artisan goods. Curbside ordering is also available, and orders may be placed Tuesday at 8 pm until Thursday at 8 pm at Curbside pickup hours are 10:30 am-12:30 pm Saturday. More information: Ivy Hagedorn,


June 19: 5th Annual Freddy’s Rockin’ Rollers Cruise, 5-8 pm, 3118 S. Range Line Road. Take a trip down memory lane as we are calling all rides: cars, VWs, motorcycles, trucks, 4 x 4, 4 x 4 lifted, rat rods and more. Free registration and public admission. Parking lot dance party, 50/50 money pot, door prizes. 417.540.3272.


June 21: The Great Race Day 3 Finish, 5 pm. Joplin will host an overnight stop on the 2021 Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty Drivers Club. The finish line is in front of City Hall at 6th & Main streets. The Great Race, the world’s premier old car rally, will bring 120 of the world’s finest antique automobiles to town for the $150,000 event, with the first car rolling into downtown on Historic Route 66. Information: 417.655.4789.


Monett, MO


July 3: Annual Monett Lions Chicken BBQ, 11 am-2 pm, Monett South Park located at intersection of Highways 60 & 37. Menu: one-half BBQ chicken, baked beans, potato chips, beverage. Tickets $8, available at Bruner Pharmacy. Meals served via drive-through format. Call 918.527.3499.


Wildcat Glades Friends Group, 201 Riviera Dr., Joplin, Missouri. All programs are free of charge, but registration is requested. To register, please email or visit our Facebook page for online registration options. Classes are limited to the first 20 students registered for preschool and yoga classes.


June 5: Hiking Basics, 3 pm. Free class for nature explorers ages 7-12 in Wildcat Glades Pavilion. This class will talk about how to prepare for a hike and what to do on the trail. Please bring a water bottle, sturdy shoes and weather-appropriate clothing. To register, visit our Facebook page, call 417.708.7713 and leave a message or email


June 12: Yoga in Nature for Adults, 8:30-9:30 am, Wildcat Village. Ages 16 and up. $10 fee to attend. This class is designed to incorporate elements of nature, breathing and yoga poses. Bring your yoga mat or a towel and a reusable water bottle. Space is limited. To register, visit our Facebook page or email


June 12: Yoga in Nature for Kids, 11:15 am. Free class at Wildcat Glades Education Cottage. For ages 2 and up accompanied by an adult. This class is designed to incorporate elements of fun, breathing and yoga poses specifically for kids. Bring your yoga mat or a towel and a reusable water bottle. Please sign up by following the instructions on our Facebook page or email Classes limited to the first 20 students registered.


June 19: Water Works: Conservation in the Parks, 1 pm, Landreth Park South Gate area. Free class, ages 7-12. Dive in with us to test stream quality, learn about the water cycle and how water affects the parks in your back yard. Please wear clothes and shoes you can get wet, bring drinking water and your thinking caps.


June 23 & 26: Wild Babies, June 23 from 10-11 am; June 26, 1-2 pm. Free class: Preschool Connections.


Wildcat Education Cottage. Ages 3 to 6. Animal babies are sometimes found, and we want to take them home. Join us to learn the best ways to help, read a story, make a craft and more. To register, please visit our Facebook page, call 417.708.7713 or email


Neosho, MO


June 3: Live Music in Big Spring Park, 5:30 pm, Big Spring Park. Free, all ages welcome. Food trucks, music featuring Harmony Street Folk and Roll Whiskey Outlaws. Bring lawn chairs. Email


June 26: Ninety Years in the Arts: Duard Marshall and the Neosho Centennial Mural, 1 pm, Neosho Library Community Room. Free. Guest lecturer Daniel Morrison. Email


Grove, OK

 June 4- 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Grove Block Party. Food trucks, Farmer’s Market vendors, Live Music featuring J.C. as Adele

June 11-15 – Toes in the Grand. Friday – American Heritage Music Festival and National Fiddling Contest.  Food Trucks, arts and crafts vendors, helicopter rides and Thunder on Wolf Creek boat testing begins. Saturday, festival continues, car show, Thunder on Wolf Creek races, Live Music including Three Chord Justice, COPA Reefer Band, The Beach Boys Tribute. Fireworks Show at dark. Sunday, Thunder on Wolf Creek Continues. 

June 19th & 20th: Blacksmith Hammer-In, 9 am-3 pm, Har-Ber Village Museum, 4404 W. 20th St. Nine area blacksmiths come together with portable forges to show the craft of blacksmithing all through the village. They will sell their handcrafted items while doing demonstrations and educating the public. There will also be a period piece corn broom maker making brooms to sell to the public and educating the public about broom machines of the pioneer era. Call 918.791.0655.


Wyandotte, OK

Oklahoma D-Day Final Battle

June 7, 8 am-June 12, 5 pm

66800 E. 175 Rd, Wyandotte

Oklahoma D-Day is one of the largest paintball events in the world and commemorates the history of the D-Day landings during WWII with a week of epic paintball adventure. Featuring thousands of players, paintball tanks, vendors, camping, parties and a massive paintball community from around the world, Oklahoma D-Day is something every paintball player should experience.

 Commerce, OK

Commerce Days in Commerce, OK

June 16, 5 pm-June 19, 11 am

420 Doug Furnas Blvd., Commerce

 Miami, OK

Miami Little Theatre Presents Youth on Stage
The Little Mermaid

June 3, 7 pm-June 5, 2 pm •103 N. Main, Miami

O’Reilly Outlaw National Monster Trucks
at Miami Fairgrounds

June 18, 5 pm-June 19, 11 am • 1129 E. St SW, Miami

Head out to Miami for the O’Reilly Auto Parts Outlaw Nationals Monster Truck show. This two-day, family-friendly event will showcase 12 of the nation’s top monster trucks in racing, wheelie contests and freestyle. Plus, don’t miss the stock and pro tuff trucks in fierce competition, or Shockwave, a 36,000-horsepower, triple jet engine beast in a fire and smoke show that will blow you away. Come out to see some of the best drivers around and enjoy great family fun.


Oklahoma 8-Man All Star Game

June 19, 6-10 pm • 200 I Street NE, Miami

The City of Miami’s Convention and Visitors Bureau, in conjunction with Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College and the Oklahoma 8-Man Football Coaches Association host the Oklahoma 8-Man All Star Football Week in Miami. Eighty of the top players from across the state will arrive in Miami for a full week of activities leading up to the Green vs. Gold Showdown, which takes place at Red Robertson Field on the campus of Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College. Twenty coaches representing the Oklahoma 8-Man Football Association (OEMFCA) will guide and train these players throughout their week-long stay in Miami, leading up to the All-Star Event.


Ottawa County Swine, Goat and Sheep Jackpot

June 25, 5:30 pm-June 26,4 pm • 1129 E. St SW, Miami

The Ottawa County Fair Board is hosting the 9th Annual Ottawa County Jackpot open show with one swine show Friday, June 25, and two goat and sheep shows Saturday, June 26! Entry fee is $20 cash per animal. Payouts and added money for Grand and Reserve Champions! Limited pen space available; reserve spots now for $5 each. Exhibitors responsible for own bedding. All swine must have 840 tags.



Cultural Events

Carthage, MO

June 4: artCentral Opening Picnic Reception and Awards, 6-8 pm, artCentral, 1110 East 13th Street. A celebration for the annual member exhibition at artCentral. Contact: 417.358.4404.

June 4-July 17: artCentral Annual Juried Member Exhibition Fridays & Saturdays, noon-5 pm, artCentral, 1110 East 13th Street. An annual exhibition featuring new work by artCentral member artists. Contact: 417.358.4404.

June 12: Carthage Council on the Arts Concerts in the Park: Jim Hunter & The Mellowtones, 7-9 pm, Central Park, 714 S. Garrison, Carthage. A concert of feel-good tunes under the beautiful canopy of Central Park. Bring a lawn chair and snacks to enjoy a free concert. Facebook @CarthageCouncilontheArts. Contact: 417.529.7742.

June 19: artCentral Screen, 9 am-noon, artCentral, 1110 East 13th Street. Designed for kids and loved by adults, the program in June includes Zentangle Butterfly Wings with Terri Diggs or Colorful Glass Posies with Jane McCaulley. Contact: 417.358.4404.

June 24-27: Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre Blithe Spirit, 6:30 pm and Sunday at 1:30 pm at Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre, 2466 W. Old Route 66 Boulevard. Intensely funny and character-driven, Blithe Spirit combines farce, emotion and wit to great effect. Contact: 417.358.9655.

Joplin, MO


June 3-5 & 10-12: Dream Theatre Co. Presents: Rattlesnake by Jonathon Peck, 7:30 pm, Studio 124,124 S. Main St. Rattlesnake, a full-length, original play by local theatre professor Jonathon Peck follows a father who is raising a high-functioning autistic son. Along with the complications that come from raising his son, he must also grapple with suspicions that he may have his own issues with undiagnosed autism. Tickets: $12. More information:, 417.622.6470.

June 5: Connect2Culture Presents: Farewell Angelina, 7 pm, Joplin Empire Market’s Courtyard, 931 E. 4th St. Named after a haunting Bob Dylan song, Farewell Angelina is an all-female country group with powerhouse vocalists, dynamic songwriters and accomplished multi-instrumentalists. Bring your own chair. Please wear masks while entering and moving about at the event. When seated, attendees can remove their mask to enjoy the show. C2C requests that all parties socially distance themselves from other parties. Tickets may be purchased at, by calling 417.501.5550, or at Joplin Empire Market on the Saturday prior to the event. General Admission: $15; children 12 and under free. More information:, 417.501.5550.

June 17: Pro Musica Presents: Brubeck Brothers Quartet, 6:30 pm, location TBA. Drummer Dan and bassist, trombonist and composer Chris are deeply accomplished, versatile musicians like their father, jazz giant Dave Brubeck. Reservations required; visit to make your reservation. More information:, 417.625.1822.

June 21: Reverend Horton Heat & Dale Watson House Concert (ages 10+), 7 pm, The Coda Concert House, 2120 E. 24th St. An intimate evening of short songs and tall tales with two Texas legends! Suggested donation: $55. More information and reservations: All proceeds benefit the artist performing.


Saturdays: Joplin Empire Market and Empire Market Curbside, 10 am-2 pm, Joplin Empire Market, 931 E. 4th St. Locally grown produce, gourmet foodstuffs and handmade artisan goods. Advance online ordering for curbside pickup. Online ordering begins Tuesday at 8 pm and ends Thursday at 8 pm and can be made at Curbside pickup is held Saturday from 10:30 am-12:30 pm. More information:, 417.986.3914.

Through June 18: Joplin Arts Fest Application Process, online. This juried event showcases exceptional talent from 2-D and 3-D artists exhibiting their original artwork. This year’s festival will be held at the Joplin Empire Market September 17, 6-9 pm, and September 18, 10 am-4 pm. Visit for additional details or for the application. More information:, 417.986.3914.

June 1-July 24: Summer Reading Program at Joplin Public Library, 1901 E. 20th St. Joplin Public Library’s Summer Reading Program is back! The Summer Reading Program encourages kids and teens to participate in age-appropriate reading challenges and offers incentives for completing challenges, virtual events, take-home kits and more. To top it all off, kids and teens under the age of 18 who live outside of Joplin city limits qualify for a free, temporary library card during June and July! Registration required for reading challenges and some events; additional details are available at Free. More information:, 417.623.2184.

June 1-July 31: Post Art Library: Summer Reading Art Challenge 2021, Post Art Library, 1901 E. 20th St. This year’s SRAC theme revolves around the prompt “Tell Your Tale with Art! What’s the story of you?” Beginning June 1, participants can pick up artboards and entry forms from any public service desk in the library. Entries will be accepted for three categories: adult (ages 18+), teen (entering 6th-12th grades), and kids (birth-5th grade). Entries must be returned to any public service desk within the library by 5 pm Sunday, July 31. All entries will be exhibited in the Genealogy, Local History and Post Reading Room wing inside the library August 14-September 25. For full details, visit Participation is free, open to all ages and a library card is not necessary. More information:, 417.623.7953 X1041.

June 3: First Thursday ArtWalk, 5:30-8:30 pm, downtown Joplin. First Thursday ArtWalk is a sophisticated yet festive event for area artists as well as patrons of the arts…past, present and future! Dozens of artists will show or demonstrate their artistic process, and all art will be for sale. Participating artists will be located inside various venues along with live, acoustic music. Patrons are encouraged to “walk the art” through historic downtown Joplin! Please note: COVID-19 safety protocols will be observed, including required masks in venues and social distancing. Free. More information:, 417.438.5931.

June 4: VSM Joplin, 7-9 pm, Mercy Park, 2601 McClelland Blvd. VSM Joplin is back, and you can join them for a swing dance lesson at 7 pm in the pavilion at Mercy Park. After the lesson, show off your new skills or kick back and enjoy some great music during a social dance at 8 pm! Please bring a lawn chair. Registration required; for information on how to register, visit Limited to the first 50 people who register. Tickets: $5 per person. More information:, 316.243.8175.

June 8: C2C Monthly Check-Ins, 11 am-noon via Zoom. These casual, online meetings encourage Joplin area arts and cultural organizations to share brief updates, news and ideas with one another during this time. You and your organization are invited to join the conversation. Register for all check-ins or just specific dates at Instructions will be sent as soon as you register. Information:, 417.501.5550.

June 10: Joplin Writers’ Guild, 6 pm, via Zoom. The Joplin Writers’ Guild, a chapter of the Missouri Writers’ Guild, includes a wide variety of writers from hobbyists to professional, published writers. The group focuses on supporting each other and sharing information about the publishing and writing industries. Open to the public. Dues $10 for the year, first meeting free. More information:, 417.691.0480.

June 17: Third Thursday, 5:30-8:30 pm, downtown Joplin. After nearly one year without it, Third Thursday is back! Although things may look different, stroll through downtown, eat great food, listen to music, peruse local art and shop! Free. More information:, 417.501.9649.

June 19-20: Art By The Spring, 10 am-3 pm; June 20, 11 am-2 pm, Cox Springs, 5245 Old Highway 71. Enjoy fine art, music by Amanda Kimble, delicious food and fun, all at the scenic and historic Cox Springs! Free. More information:, 417.358.6329.

June 19: Joplin Regional Black Expo ‘21, 6-11 pm, Joplin Empire Market. EastTown Dreams District is excited to present the first Joplin Regional Black Expo! Intended to promote small businesses and underutilized entrepreneurs, especially people of color, the Expo will include an exhibitor’s marketplace, fashion, arts, local music, entertainment, Black Expo Legacy and Leadership Awards, and more! Free. More information:, 816.289.2330.

June 21: Downtown Poetry Reading and Open Mic, 6-8 pm, Joplin Avenue Coffee Company, 506 S. Joplin Ave. Free. More information:

June 24: Open Mic Night, 7 pm, Joplin Avenue Coffee Company. Musicians, singers, poets! Looking to showcase your talent? Performers are each allotted five to eight minutes per set. Two vocal mics, a quarter inch plug-in for guitar/piano, and an aux cable are available. To sign up early, send message at All ages welcome! Participants are asked to follow social distancing guidelines and encouraged to wear a mask. Free. More information:, 417.483.5558.


April 2021-January 31, 2022: Post Mail Art Projekt 2021: Show Me Mail Art, Post Art Library, 1901 E. 20th St. In 2014, Post Art Library put out an international call for mail art for an exhibit that has since turned into an ongoing project. The call is open to anyone who would like to participate, but Missouri residents are particularly encouraged to send mail art in celebration of the state Bicentennial! For full details, visit Free. More information:, 417.623.7953 x1041.

Through July 17: Missouri Art Now: A Bicentennial Celebration. The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri, Hannibal Arts Council, Post Art Library, Spiva Center for the Arts, and the Albrecht-Kemper Museum are collaborating to create Missouri Art Now, an exhibition featuring 60 works from artists throughout Missouri. The traveling exhibit will be displayed in venues across the state, and the high-quality artwork it features demonstrates the vibrant visual arts culture in Missouri. Free; donations appreciated. More information:, 417.623.0183.

June 28-July 22: JRAC: The Light in the Darkness, Missouri Southern State University, Spiva Art Gallery, 3950 E. Newman Rd. Description TBA. Free. More information:, 417.625.9563.

June 12-August 31: C is for Color by Connie Miller, Post Art Library, 1901 E. 20th St. Hung at their eye-level, kids of all ages can enjoy this series of colorful acrylic paintings depicting some of their favorite animals – just in time for Joplin Public Library’s Tails & Tales summer reading challenge! Free. More information:, 417.623.7953 X1041.

Create N Sip, 223 W. 3rd Street:

All Month: Create N Sip To-Go Kits. Get creative while maintaining social distancing with one of Create N Sip’s To-Go Kits! More information:, 417.680.5434.

Wednesdays: Wine’d Down Wednesday, 5-9 pm. Canvas and home decor DIY event! Choose the project that works for you. Prices vary depending on chosen project. Cost: $28-$58. More information:, 417.680.5434.

Saturdays: Saturday Morning Choose Your Canvas, 10 am. Select the painting you want to recreate and let the experienced staff at Create N Sip help you make a masterpiece. Prices vary depending on chosen project. Cost: $28-$176. More information:, 417.680.5434.

June 6 & 25: Paint Your Pet, 1-4:30 pm; June 25, 6:30-9:30 pm. Celebrate your favorite pet by painting its portrait, no experience needed! Register at least 48 hours in advance and send a picture of your pet to be sketched onto a canvas for you to paint. Allow up to three hours for this event. Cost: $52. More information:, 417.680.5434.

Local Color Art Gallery & Studio, 1027 S. Main St.: 

Tuesdays & Wednesday: Oil, Acrylic & Watercolor Come & Go, 2-5 pm. Stay up to three hours of painting time. Award-winning artist Paula Giltner teaches watercolor, oil and acrylic painting techniques and design principles. Bring any materials you have for the first lesson and learn about the materials you might need for additional lessons. $20.

Wednesdays: Wednesday Watercolor & Fluid Acrylic Come & Go, 10 am-2 pm. Enjoy traditional or experimental watercolor painting led by Donna Roberts, who will use watercolors or fluid acrylics. Sign up required; you can sign up at Local Color during regular business hours or by calling 417.553.0835. Cost: $20 with your own supplies, $30 with supplies furnished. More information:, 417.623.3727.

First and Third FridaysArt Lessons at Local Color Art Gallery with Roxenne Kendall, 11 am-4:30 pm. Learn the basics of watercolor, colored pencils and micron inks during one- to two-hour, private or group lessons. Ages 5 to 95 are welcome to participate. Registration required; reserve your spot by emailing Cost: $20 per session; group rates available. More information:, 573.397.1940.

Third Thursdays: Painting and Sculpting with April Davis, 6-8 pm. Students may choose to create an acrylic painting or a sculpture. April Davis will guide you through her simple techniques that make painting or sculpture easy and fun for all levels, beginner to advanced! $30 per class. More information:, 417.553.0835.

June 17: Vino & Van Gogh, 6-8:30 pm. You will paint your own version of an Impressionist painting. No experience necessary. Choose to paint Cezanne’s Bouquet of Flowers or Monet’s Nympheas. All materials furnished, plus good drinks and old/new friends! Reservations required; call 417.553.0835 to reserve your spot. Please note: due to COVID-19, the class will be limited to 12 participants, social distancing practices will be used, and masks are recommended. Cost is $35 ($30 if you do not drink wine). More information and reservation:, 417.553.0835.

Spiva Center for the Arts Galleries and Gift Shop Hours: 10 am-5 pm, Tuesday-Saturday; 1-5 pm Sunday; closed Mondays and major holidays. Suggested voluntary contribution for admission is $2 adults; $1 children. Call 417.623.0183. Complete listing of classes at or follow us on Facebook. Register at and click on the Active Network link for class registrations, scholarship forms, membership payments and donations.

Recurring Classes:

Tuesdays: Creation Station (ages 6-11), 3:45-5 pm. A variety of media: painting, drawing, clay, collage, sculpture and printmaking. Explore the galleries with scavenger hunts and other activities. Pre-registration recommended. Space is limited. Cost: $6 preregistration and $8 at the door., 417.623.0183.

Thursdays: Memories in the Making, 10 am-noon. This art experience is centered on the expression of creativity through painting for those dealing with memory loss. No prior art experience necessary. Free. More information:, 417.623.0183.

Second & Fourth Saturdays: Vet Art with Sandra Conrad, 10:30 am-noon. Instructor Sandra Conrad will lead participants every second and fourth Saturday of the month in a variety of art projects using different mediums. Pre-registration required. This free event is open to all active military, reserve, National Guard and veterans and their families. More information:, 417.623.0183.

Fridays: Spiva Art Class at The ROCC, 10-11 am, The ROCC, 1402 S. Main St. The Recovery Outreach Community Center (ROCC), a community center that provides peer recovery support services, is partnering with Spiva Center for the Arts for weekly art classes! All ages welcome. Free. More information:, 417.623.0183.




 Health Events


Galena, KS

June 2: Weight Loss Surgery Seminar meets the first Tuesday of each month, 6 pm, Premier Surgical Institute,1619 W. 7th St. (Just minutes from Joplin, past the Missouri state line.) 620.783.1732

Dr. Kido, one of our fellowship-trained surgeons specializing in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery, and his nurse and success story Kelly, are providing free weight loss seminars in the Grand Lounge of Premier Surgical Institute. The seminars are designed to welcome and inform members of the Four State Area interested in learning about – or already considering – surgery as an option for weight loss treatment. Dr. Kido has an impressive record of patient weight loss results. He offers a caring approach to improve patients’ overall health and help to those suffering from the physical, emotional, medical, and financial consequences of being overweight. Dr. Kido provides solutions that will break the cycle for the many who are frustrated with unsuccessful efforts to lose weight or maintain weight loss.

Premier’s luxurious and peaceful hospital grounds promote wellness and offer the perfect setting for you to relax while we provide important information about our weight loss surgery options.

No reservations necessary to attend. The seminars are free and open to the public. Light refreshments provided.

Parsons, KS

June 8: Breast Cancer Support Group, 3:30 pm, Cancer Center conference room. Meets second Tuesday of each month. Call 620.235.7516.

June 10: Grief Companions Support Group meets second Thursday of each month, 6 pm, Elm Haven West. Call 620.704.1110.

Via Christi Hospital – Pittsburg, KS  

June 23: Cancer Support Group, 3 pm, Cancer Center conference room. Meets fourth Wednesday of each month. Call 620.235.7900.

Joplin, MO

Every day: Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings. Call 888.740.4568.

Every Monday: Tips for Living a Healthy Life, 10 am-12 pm, South YMCA, 3404 W. McIntosh Circle. Free; registration required. Call 417.625.2492.

Every day: 12-Step Recovery Meetings, Alano Club, 1800 E. 30th. Call 417.623.9645.

Every Friday: Grief Counseling, 11 am-3 pm, St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 706 S. Byers. Free. No appointment necessary.

June 8: Brain Injury Support Group meets every second Tuesday, 12-1:30 pm, The Independent Living Center, 2639 E. 34th. Contact Andrea Buening, 417.659.8086, for information and referral.

June 9 & 23: Grief Support Group meets every second and fourth Wednesday of each month, 11 am-12:30 pm, Hospice Compassus, 2650 E. 32nd St., Ste. 100. Call 417.623.8272.

Freeman Health System

Joplin, MO

June 1: Freeman Blood Drive, 9 am-3 pm, Freeman Business Center, 3220 McClelland Blvd (back entrance). Appointments are strongly encouraged to manage donor flow. To schedule your appointment, call 417.227.5006 or go to Gift card is available through the LifePoints local store. For more information, call 417.347.4603.

June 1: Freeman Blood Drive, 9 am-5 pm, Freeman Hospital West Conference Rooms 1-4W. Save a life. Donate blood. Appointments are strongly encouraged to manage donor flow. To schedule your appointment, call 417.227.5006 or go to Gift card is available through the LifePoints local store. For more information, call 417.347.4603.

June 1: Ozark Center Autism Support Group, 6-8 pm, Bill & Virginia Leffen Center for Autism, 2808 S. Picher Ave. Open to people with autism, parents and caregivers. Respite services for those enrolled through JRO should be requested in advance. Call 417.347.7850.

June 9: Freeman Cancer Support Group, 2-3 pm, Freeman Cornell-Beshore Cancer Institute, 3415 McIntosh Circle. Call Lisa Paugh for questions at 417.347.4029.

June 15: Freeman Bariatric Weight-Loss Support Group, 5:30-6:30 pm, Freeman Business Center, 3220 McClelland Blvd (back entrance). Designed to help those who have had bariatric surgery. For more information, call 417.347.1266.

June 17: Freeman Caregiver Support Group, 10:30-11:30 am, Freeman Hospital East Conference Rooms 1-3E. Are you a caregiver interested in having a safe haven to share your feelings? Receive information about resources and coping mechanisms, gain advice on what lies ahead, make new friends and learn how to deal with family members. Door prizes will be given out. RSVP to Kathy Mason at or 417.347.8463.

June 22: HealthWISE, 10 am, Freeman Business Center Conference Rooms, 3220 McClelland Blvd (back entrance). Matt Adrian, Freeman Health System general legal counsel, will discuss what you need legally if you are ill or hospitalized. Blood pressure checks offered. RSVP at 417.347.5837 for this event to ensure plenty of space for distancing.

National Alliance on Mental Illness – For information on NAMI, call 417.781.6264 or visit Meetings held at the NAMI building, 219 W. 2nd St., in Joplin.

Every Monday: NAMI Basics, 6-8:30 pm. A signature education program for parents and caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illnesses.

Every Tuesday: NAMI Connection Support Group, 6:30-8 pm.

Every Tuesday: Self Injury Support Group, 5-6 pm.

Every Tuesday: Family Support Group, 6:30-8 pm.

Every Wednesday: Dual Diagnosis Support Group, 2:30-3:30 pm.

Every Wednesday: Post 5/22 Stress Counseling Sessions, 10 am.

Every Thursday: Family to Family Class, 6:30-8:30 pm. For families or caregivers of individuals with severe mental illnesses. Includes current information about most major mental illnesses; information about medications, side effects and strategies for medication adherence; developing strategies for handling crises and relapse; focusing on care for the caregiver.

Jasper County CASA

June 8: CASA Training Class Orientation, 4:30-6 pm, in person. This training class is for community members who are interested in advocating for youth in foster care. Class is held Tuesday evenings in June and July from 4:30-7:30 pm. To apply to become a court-appointed special advocate, visit

June 23: Jasper County CASA Info Session, 11-11:30 am, Zoom – free for anyone. Jasper County CASA provides volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children in foster care. To learn more about becoming a court-appointed special advocate, register at

Neosho, MO

June 28: Caregivers Support Group meets the fourth Monday of each month, 5-6 pm, Medicalodge, 400 Lyon Drive. Help with care, finances, insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, respite care, hospice care, day care and support for the caregivers. Sponsors: Avalon Hospice & Medicalodges Neosho. Call 417.451.2544.

Nevada Regional Medical Center, Nevada, MO

Caregiver’s Support Group: This meeting will not take place in person for the time being. However, we encourage anyone seeking support to call us, and we will be happy to visit over the phone to offer free support and resources. Barone Alzheimer’s Care Center. Call 417.448.3999.

June 5: Saturday Birth and Beyond Class, 8 am-12 pm, virtual classroom via Zoom – free class. Four-hour class covers childbirth, breastfeeding and infant care for women in their last trimester. Includes a tour of the NRMC OB as available. Call 417.448.3801 to register.

June 15 & 17: Tuesday/Thursday Birth and Beyond Class, 6-8 pm, virtual classroom via Zoom – free class. Two, 2-hour classes cover childbirth, breastfeeding and infant care for women in their last trimester. Call 417.448.3801 to register.

June 22: Rich Hill Family Medical Clinic Screenings, 11 am-noon, Kern Senior Center. Free screenings of the month: Blood pressure, plus this month’s screening: Body mass index.

aliceCBD, Loma Linda Location, 5399 MO-43, Joplin MO – Follow us on Facebook or for cannabis classes and music therapy schedule. Now offering Telehealth appointments via your phone or computer.

June 9: What the Health!? CBD and Cannabinoid, 5:30 pm, aliceCBD, 5399 MO-43, Building D. $10 goodies and door prizes! Must RSVP 417.310.6160. 

Integris Baptist Regional Health Center, Grove, OK

June 8 & 22: Depression Support Group meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, 2 pm, Northeastern Tribal Health System Conference Room, 2301 Eight Tribes Trail. Call 918.675.2093.

June 10: Diabetes Support Group meets second Thursday monthly, 12:30 pm, INTEGRIS Grand Lake Diabetes Center, 1310 S. Main. Call 918.786.1801.

June 10: Caregivers Support Group meets second Thursday monthly, 11 am, Parish Hall, All Saints Episcopal Church. Call 918.542.3662. Open to the public.

INTEGRIS Baptist Regional Health Center, Miami, OK – For more information, visit

Every Tuesday: Free blood pressure and glucose screenings provided by INTEGRIS Regency Home Care and Hospice. First Tuesday: Commerce Nutrition Center, 10:30-11:30 am. Second Tuesday: Nine Tribes Tower, 10-11 am. Third Tuesday: Miami Senior Center, 10-11 am. Fourth Tuesday: INTEGRIS Baptist Village, 9-10 am.

June 14: Alzheimer’s Support Group meets first Tuesday monthly, 11 am, Generations fourth floor visiting room. Call 918.542.3391.

Crisis Text Line: Text 741741. Free, 24/7 support for those in crisis, to create a plan to stay safe and healthy.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1.800.273.8255,




Joplin, MO

June 20-July 4: Black Market Fireworks retail fireworks sales at eight area locations (three indoor air-conditioned locations and five tent locations throughout the Southwest Missouri region). Also wholesaling fireworks throughout the year.

July 30: “The Great American” Open Cruise In, 5:30-8:30 pm. Celebrate freedom at the fifth annual Great American Open Cruise In, now located at Doc’s Stop, 2703 E. 32nd St. Take a trip down memory lane and spend the evening with some great cars, trucks, motorcycles, rat rods and more. No entry fee. Free public admission and walking distance to local restaurants and shopping.

Carl Junction, MO

July 4: Carl Junction 4th of July Parade, TBD. Open to all children, adults, businesses and groups! More information coming soon.

Diamond, MO

July 2: Independent Day Bash and Water Event, 7-10 pm W.H. Farm Cafe, 105 W. Market St. Join us to celebrate Independence Day! Great food, water fun and fireworks!

Pittsburg, KS

July 3 & 4: Independence Celebration & Fireworks, Lincoln Park, 813 Memorial Dr. Craft fair, food vendors, etc., throughout the day; fireworks at dusk.

Rogers, AR

July 4: Fireworks Spectacular with Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, Paul Haas, Music Director, 7:30 pm, fireworks at 9:15 pm. Celebrate the holiday with a patriotic concert and fun activities for the whole family. Fireworks sponsored by the City of Rogers. This event gives the community an opportunity to experience a patriotic pops performance at NWA’s premier outdoor amphitheater. SoNA’s concert will celebrate the beauty and grandeur of America and honor our nation’s veterans and those who bravely serve in our nation’s armed forces.

Fireworks are an exciting way to celebrate our nation’s independence. Though they’re a fun tradition for all ages, fireworks can also be harmful or even deadly if not used properly. According to, fireworks result in nearly 10,000 injuries every year. Visit for more information.

Grove, OK

Third of July Fireworks at Wolf Creek Park, beginning at 6 p.m, featuring live music, games, watermelon and fun for the whole family. Fireworks will begin at dark.